MONTEGO BAY – As part of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) efforts to contribute to the reduction of the rate of adolescent pregnancy in Jamaica, the Centre’s around Jamaica have been training in-school youths to serve as peer counsellors in their schools for the past 25 years.
The two-week training exercise targets high school students within the 14 to 17 age group. Facilitators from Civil Society and other Government Department and Agencies serve as facilitators for the sessions which cover a wide range of subject matter.
At the end of the worshop, students will receive a certificate of completion and a peer counsellors’ button. The list of students who complete the training is sent to the respective schools who formally introduce the students to the school community at the beginning of the school year.